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Sexual assault reported in Kinston Wednesday morning

A juvenile female was reportedly sexually assaulted on Marcella Drive Wednesday morning. Shortly before 10 a.m., Kinston police officers responded to 500 Marcella Drive to a report of two individuals who had been assaulted. The preliminary investigation revealed an 18-year-old male and his juvenile


Kinstonian Family Buffet closed this week

The Kinstonian Family Buffet on Vernon Avenue closed this week and all the assets will be sold at auction March 6. A sign was recently put on the door by the N.C. Department of Revenue that says the personal property was seized for nonpayment of taxes.


Kinston PD searching for assailant

Shortly before 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, Kinston police officers responded to 500 Marcella Drive to a report of two individuals who had been assaulted. The preliminary investigation reveals that an 18 year old male and a juvenile female acquaintance were approached by the assailant, who thre


Styles leads Kinston boys, Lynch leads North Lenoir girls to first round victories

Kinston’s Dontrez Styles slams home two of his 16 points in the Vikings’ win over South Lenoir in Tuesday’s Eastern Carolina Conference first-round tournament game. Photo by William “Bud” Hardy / Neuse News.


Veterans Home in Kinston named best by U.S. News & World Report

The North Carolina State Veterans Home in Kinston has proven its commitment to an ongoing and concentrated focus on patient-centered quality service delivery. This unrelenting commitment has landed the center a spot on the U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Homes list for 2018-19.


North Carolina lagging behind as marijuana legalization sweeps nation

Marijuana legalization can affect multiple things from a state's tax income to incarceration rates. Will North Carolina legalize it? And if so, when?


Young family displaced by early morning fire

A young Kinston family was displaced Tuesday morning after a fire swept through their house on Harding Avenue. Thick, gray smoke rolled out of a small, green house at 504 Harding Ave. as Kinston Firefighters arrived on the scene.


Intern killed by lion at North Carolina wildlife center was dragged around by her neck, fought back

The 22-year-old intern killed by an escaped lion at a North Carolina wildlife education center tried to fight off the animal as she was dragged around by the neck, according to an autopsy report released Tuesday.


Gas Prices Skyrocket Across North Carolina; Prices in the High Country Hovering Near State Average

Gas prices are on the rise in the Carolinas and across the country. North Carolina’s $2.27 average is 12 cents higher than this time last week, four cents higher than yesterday and 16 cents higher than this time last month. South Carolina’s $2.12 average is 12 cents higher on the week and four cents


Jaguars down Panthers, 89-39

Farmville Central’s boys basketball team had no issues advancing to the Eastern Plains 2-A Conference tournament final after defeating North Pitt, 89-39, on Wednesday night in Farmville. It was the second time the two sides had met in five days, with FC taking previous meeting last Saturday, 101-71.


Leaders of areas hit by Hurricane Florence carry strong message to Raleigh

RALEIGH — It's a simple message several local mayors carried to Raleigh Wednesday. Mayors such as New Bern's Dana Outlaw and Kinston's Don Hardy joined those from Wallace, Surf City and Wilmington who went to Raleigh to deliver the message of how they still need help after Hurricane Florence.


Mark Harris' son warned him about operative in North Carolina scandal

In emotional testimony Wednesday, the son of North Carolina Republican Mark Harris said he warned his father about the absentee ballot strategy used by Leslie McCrae Dowless, the political operative now at the center of an election fraud scandal in the state's 9th Congressional District.


Lion killed intern at No. Carolina zoo when gate was blocked, witness says in report

BURLINGTON, N.C. — A witness told authorities a gate blocked by a ball at a North Carolina animal preserve allowed a lion to reach three people cleaning an enclosure and begin a fatal attack, biting one intern's ankle and pulling her into the enclosure, according to a medical examiner's report.


Kinston tables high-speed internet vote after lots of discussion

KINSTON, Lenoir County — It's going to take a little longer for some people around Kinston to get access to high-speed internet. The Kinston City Council tabled a vote Monday night to accept a contract with Carolina East Broadband. The contract totals $750 per year, allowing Carolina East Broadband


North Carolina transgender inmate denied move to women's prison

LILLINGTON, N.C. - A transgender woman convicted of insurance fraud is serving time at a men's prison in North Carolina despite her repeated requests to transfer to women's housing.


Lenoir County marriages Dec. 2 through Jan. 23

The following marriage licenses were filed with the Lenoir County Register of Deeds:. 01/14, Edward H. Massey to Sukanya Patannasiriphone. 01/18, Autumn J. Faulkner to Wayne D. Penny Jr.


Sex Offender Charged After Changing Address

A registered sex offender is arrested for failing to notify Wayne County authorities of an address change. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports 51-year-old Danny C. Frank of Goldsboro was arrested Sunday on the warrant for Fail to Change Address (Sex Offender). On June 8th of last year, Frank a


Two people found dead in mobile home fire

LENOIR COUNTY, NC (WITN) - Crews are on the scene of a structure fire at a mobile home in La Grange where first responders tell WITN's Elizabeth Bateson two people have died. The fire is at a home on Cypress Grove Road. The road is currently blocked off to traffic.


Williamston man arrested after armed robbery in Pitt County

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) - A Williamston man was arrested Monday after deputies said he was involved in an armed robbery reported at Country Mart. The Pitt County Sheriff's Office responded to the Country Mart on 4763 N.C. 11 north in Bethel for an armed robbery reported on January 11 around 2:30 a.m


Freedom Classic brings season's first series to Grainger Stadium

The crack of bats and cheering crowds this weekend will usher in baseball at Grainger Stadium with a traditional playoff in Kinston. Starting Friday evening the Ninth Annual Freedom Classic gets underway between rivals of the diamond the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Air Force Academy.